Communication in Prevention - Developing Trauma Informed & Culturally Appropriate Messaging

Webinar Description

This interactive webinar explored key communications strategies for prevention coalition members to effectively communicate the importance of substance misuse prevention efforts as well as engage new partners and community members. During this session, participants reviewed the relationship between trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) with increased risk for future substance misuse. A good opportunity to retool your experience with familiar strategies to develop compelling messages that include practices incorporating equity and trauma-informed language and practices.

The Presenters

Ivy Jones-Turner – Is a training and technical assistance specialist with Education Development Center. For over 20 years, Ivy has provided organizational capacity assistance on health promotion and prevention in substance abuse, suicide, violence, injury, and mental health with nonprofit and community-based organizations, state and faith-based agencies, and school districts. Her capacity building skills include program evaluation, training and technical assistance in program design and implementation, organizational development, partnerships/collaborations, and sustainability. Ms. Jones-Turner is a Certified Prevention Specialist and holds an MPA from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Jessica Goldberg - Is a training and technical assistance specialist with Education Development Center. For over a decade, Jess has specialized in building capacity to improve behavioral health at the national, state, regional and local levels. Her areas of expertise include preventing youth substance use; promoting cross-sector collaborations; addressing health disparities; strategic planning, logic model development, and sustainability planning. Jess holds an MSW and MPH from Boston University, and is a Certified Prevention Specialist.


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